Ensoleil

Tue

7/5/2016

8:00pm

World

Ensoleil

Traditional music ranging from Celtic and New England to Québécois and Klezmer!

  • $25 Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $15 Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $10 General Admission
  • $5 Student
  • Nadine Dyskant-Miller, flute/feet
  • Christine Hedden, fiddles
  • Tanner Porter, voice/cello/guitar
  • Annika Socolofsky, voice/fiddle/bouzouki

Event Details

Hailing from the Western Highlands of Connecticut, the east coast of Scotland, the Appalachians and Los Angeles, and meeting in the middle, Ann Arbor-born Ensoleil forms a truly diverse quartet. Combining their traditional and contemporary Irish, Scottish, Québécois, New England, and classical influences with original tunes, songs and pieces, Ensoleil brings excitement to dances, festivals, and concert halls abound.

We are Nadine Dyskant-Miller (flute and feet), Christine Hedden (fiddles), Tanner Porter (voice, cello and guitar) and Annika Socolofsky (voice, fiddle and bouzouki). We are all composers and graduates of the Music Composition department at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. As artists working and writing in the new music scene, we share an affinity for exploring sounds beyond traditional music’s normal aesthetic. While firmly grounded in tradition and cultural context, we also believe that traditions evolve and shape themselves to the present. And while our collaboration as Ensoleil is suffused with this creative energy, it is also driven by our love of the sounds and stories of traditional music, and the multiple lenses our diverse roots offer in approaching tradition.

Throughout the United States, Ensoleil’s charismatic energy has drawn in a wide range of music goers, ranging from Farmer’s Market spectators and traditional music lovers, to classical musicians and new music fans.

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